Looking to get away for the weekend? Why not take a leisurely road trip to Duluth?
Take the family on a trip south to beautiful Red Wing.
The Boundary Waters is a region that extends from Canada through the United States border lying somewhere between Ontario and Minnesota. Countless paddles have come and gone through these crystal waters. Enjoy a getaway to voyageur country by making a trip yourself.
Don’t leave that furry fella at home when you head out for your next adventure. From arboretum exploration to dinning out at a little yappy hour, Minnesota promises no shortage of opportunities for your pup to get out and play with you. The best places to take a doggy day trip offer playtime galore for both you and your pup.
Ask 100 people what a vacation in Minnesota would look like, and at least 75 would paint you a picture of a lakeside retreat, likely somewhere in the north woods. For those looking to explore something different, Winona is a great example of what southeastern Minnesota looks like.
Grand Rapids is a perfect example of what is so great about northern Minnesota, year round. The southern gateway into the Chippewa National Forest, no matter your personal outdoor passion, it promises beautiful hiking to biking, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. If you prefer to stay out of the woods, the Grand Rapids area boasts four championship-level golf courses made to rival the best of the best. As with most of northern Minnesota, the logging industry has played a key role in shaping the area, and the curious may explore this role in the local heritage through a trip to the Forest History Center, or see the current state of the landscape by taking a scenic drive along the Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway from Grand Rapids north to Effie. No matter your motivation for arriving, you will find ample reasons to stay. Boasting around 1,000 lakes, a stop on the Mississippi River, and traditional Minnesota charms mixed with the modern, this town has more than enough to keep you coming back year after year.
While not exactly a hidden gem anymore, the crystal clear waters of Lake Miltona offer a welcome respite for anglers and pleasure cruisers alike, with more than 5,800 acres of surface area and 15 miles of shoreline to explore just north of Alexandria. The fishing is spectacular year-round, and three resorts right on the lake offer a multitude of lodging options to help unlock everything from safe, sandy shores to mid-lake reefs and the joys of its 150-foot watery depths. For a picturesque destination not too far from home, Lake Miltona is a must.